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Bam Aquino: Love for country won’t change regardless of poll results

/ 04:32 PM May 17, 2019
Bam Aquino: Love for country won’t change regardless of poll results

Sen. Bam Aquino. INQUIRER.net file photo / CATHY MIRANDA

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Bam Aquino has assured the public that his love for the country will not wane, regardless the outcome of the 2019 midterm elections.

In a tweet on Friday, four days after the mid-term elections on Monday, Aquino also thanked people who have been giving him encouragement following the election results.

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“Hindi mauubos ang pagmamahal ko sa ating mga kababayan maganda man o hindi ang resulta ng eleksyon. Love, love, love, and gratitude to all those sending their messages of support!” Aquino said.

The senator, who is coming in and out of the Magic 12 in the partial elections result, guaranteed his supporters that he is doing fine.  Aquino is 14th according to the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) unofficial count, and 12th in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) official tally.

“Hello everyone! I wanted to make my first public statement after the counting finished, but since so many friends are asking how I am, I just want to tell everyone out there that I’m ok!  Please continue praying for me, better yet, please continue praying for and loving our country,” he said in an earlier tweet.

A member of the Aquino’s staff, however, clarified that he was neither hinting or formally conceding the race.

“Naghihintay pa po kami ng result (We are waiting for the results),” Aquino’s media relations officer said in a message to INQUIRER.net.

The senator, who ran under the Otso Diretso slate, is the only opposition candidate who statistically remains in contention for the last Senate seat.

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In Comelec’s official data, he has 11,001,047 votes good for 12th, trailing fellow reelectionist Senator Nancy Binay by more than 40,000 votes for the 11th spot, and leads former Senator Bong Revilla who is in the 13th place.

Among the nearest Otso Diretso candidate is former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who sits at the 16th place with more than seven million votes.  Other candidates have conceded last Tuesday. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)

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